A number of former players from across the decades will be in attendance at The Valley on Saturday as the club celebrates 100 years of its famous home.
The match against Birmingham City comes a day after the 100-year anniversary of the first ever match to take place in SE7 – on September 13th, 1919, with the ground essentially consisting of just a roped-off pitch, Charlton’s ‘A’ team beat Summerstown 2-0 in the South Suburban League on that day, while the first team, who had won election to the Kent League, played their first game in October.
As part of the centenary celebrations on Saturday, a host of players who wore the red of Charlton at The Valley will be presented to the crowd at half-time.
Amongst the names confirmed are: Simon Webster, Luke Young, Anthony Barness, Steve Jones, Theo Foley, John Robinson, Phil Warman, Jon Fortune, Colin Powell, Peter Shaw, Mike Bailey, Keith Peacock, Bob Bolder, Len Glover, Charlie Wright, Mike Flanagan, John Dunn, Kevin Lisbie, Brian Kinsey and Phil Chapple, while Darren Bent and Alan Curbishley also confirmed their attendance.
Meanwhile, a very special 100-page edition of Valley Review will be available on the day, celebrating The Valley’s centenary.
More news on the programme, which includes a special one-off cover and six pages of supporters' Valley memories, will be revealed on Friday.
Our next game at The Valley sees us take on Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday, September 14th. Get your ticket here.